ATDC Launches New Slimline Panel Accordion Door in Australia

The Australian Trellis Door Company™ (ATDC™) is proud to announce the launch of its new 150mm slimline panel accordion door, the model FC2.

Following on the broad success of its wide body 300mm FC1 accordion door, the FC2 accordion door has been launched to cater for situations where the pocket width for a particular opening is restricted and hence where the wide body panel would exceed the width limitations available. The FC2 is also ideal where the accordion door needs to traverse extremely tight radius turns. For further information on the success of ATDC’s 300mm folding accordion door please see our article in the news and blog section here and again in our article here.

Accordion Door – Precision Engineered

ATDC’s new accordion door is precision engineered and is manufactured from extruded aluminium sections which operate through a series of interlocking hinges and heavy duty top wheel carriages creating the sliding and folding action of the door  through a low friction and lightweight operation which is always user friendly no matter how large the opening.

ATDC’S new accordion door combines strength, style and world class corrosion resistance and is designed for the discerning business owner-it is one of the world’s finest commercial closures ever launched on the Australian market and is the result of many years of research and development.

Seamless Locking Mechanisms

With its seamless up/down locking mechanisms and architecturally rolled  curved configurations, the FC2 can accommodate a 90 degree turn through a 405 mm radius and can even traverse an S-Bend shaped aperture where required. Standard coatings include a professional natural anodised finished whilst powdercoated finishes (from the Dulux range) are an additional extra.

Curtain infill options include polycarbonate, toughened glass, solid aluminium, aluminium vertical rods or even a perforated mesh infill. For further information on ATDC’s accordion doors view our production information.

Our Accordion Door Customers

The attached photograph shows the new FC2 accordion door which was recently installed at Westfield Chermside for 2XU.2XU (or TWO TIMES YOU) is an Australian multinational company founded in 2005 and produces sporting apparel such as compression and general fitness gear. The project managers for this job were Minc Services in Brisbane and the specifying designer was Idea Works of Sydney. The FC2 doors were powdercoated black to blend in with 2XU’s corporate colours and were installed at a height of 4500mm which is the maximum height for the FC2 accordion door. The doors are stacking on a 90 degree curve through a 600mm radius turn.

Contact Us Today – Australia Wide

ATDC’s accordion doors are sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Darwin as well as in all regional centres and towns across Australia including Newcastle, Geelong, Woolongong, Cairns and Townsville. For further information on ATDC’s accordion doors please visit or contact ATDC toll free from anywhere in the country on 1800 657 435.

Expandable Gates for The Swarovski Group in Stockholm

The Swarovski Group have recently installed white powdercoated expandable gates at one of their new stores in Stockholm, Sweden.

Swarovski, which is a global corporation, is a European producer of crystal jewellery and accessories and is headquartered in Wattens, Austria. With over 2800 stores in more than 170 countries, Swarovski employs more than 27000 staff and has annual revenue of over 2.6 billion Euros.

Expandable Gates – Mobile and Trackless

The expandable gates installed by Swarovski are mobile and trackless and have been configured in a multi-angled shape to accommodate the unique layout of the storefront. Being trackless and free standing, these expandable gates require no overhead support structure making them easy and economical to install since no structural bulkheads are required. Nor is any headroom required. Available in standard heights of 2020mm or 2520mm, the span of these expandable gates is unlimited due to their unique modular design and in this way the need for cumbersome and unwieldy removable mullions is avoided making it easy and safe for staff to operate. The expandable gates blend in with the aesthetics of the storefront with their high quality gloss pearl white powdercoated finish and sharp precision angled lines.

Fabricated from precision engineered steel sections and with multiple locking options, these expandable gates are compact, secure and strong yet are lightweight to operate running on a series of heavy duty 75mm bottom thermoplastic rubber non marking castors. Both steel and aluminium expandable gates are available depending on the application with the latter more suitable for installation in a highly corrosive marine environment. For further information on the aluminium expandable gates including specifications and images view our page here.

Tested for Safety

OH+S tested for safety and with a detailed, written and independent WHS Risk Assessment, The Australian Trellis Door Company™’s (ATDC™) expandable gates are stand out leaders in the field and are also independently tested for dynamic impact, simulated climbing and wind force overturn conditions under the Australian Standard AS 4687-2007 Temporary Fencing and Hoardings Further testing has been successfully completed for emergency egress under the Building Code of Australia where required. For further information on recent and successful temporary fencing tests please refer to article at here.

Temporary Lockup Solution

Ideal applications for ATDC’s expandable gates are to achieve temporary lockup for pop-up stores, kiosks and other temporary tenancies, access control for shopping centres and public buildings (such as railway stations and passenger terminals for instance at  airports, ferry stations), Worksafe applications such as construction sites, events, entertainment venues, securing factory warehouses and loading docks. ATDC’s expandable gates are also available for hire on a long, medium term or short term basis. For further information on some of these safety applications please read our article here.

Contact Us Today

For more information on ATDC’s expandable gates please contact ATDC toll free on 1800 657 435 from anywhere in Australia or visit our website here.


ATDC Now Stocks Fully Assembled Expandable Rental Barriers for Hire

Following recent increased demand, The Australian Trellis Door Company™ (ATDC™) now has a dedicated stock of fully assembled rental expandable barriers available for immediate hire in Australia’s major capital cities.

Rental Expandable Barriers for Immediate Hire

Since these rental barriers are often required on an urgent basis, ATDC has streamlined the rental process to enable customers to transact quickly. A basic two (2) page Hire Agreement listing the essential terms is all that is required from an administration point of view and the rental expandable barriers can then either be picked up from one of ATDC’s warehouses or delivered to site next day. Long, medium or short-term leases can be negotiated according to the customer’s requirements.

ATDC’s expandable barriers for hire are steel constructed, completely trackless, fully mobile and available at a standard height of 2020mm (allowing them to be transported through standard legal height doorways for instance in shopping centre applications). The span of the expandable barriers is unlimited. Angled and curved configurations are common. Running on 75mm heavy duty non marking thermoplastic castors (making operation smooth and lightweight) and with an overall bottom wheel base minimum width of 500mm, ATDC’s barriers for hire are fully certified and independently OH+S certified for safe operation and come with an operation manual for their safe operation. Multiple locking options are available including break wheels on the bottom castors, wall mounted or floor mounted lock plates and many more. For further information on ATDC’s barriers visit our site here.

Where required, ATDC’s rental expandable barriers can be modified to allow emergency egress for exit without the use of keys. Further, where required, ATDC’s barriers for hire can be installed in a way which complies with the provisions of the Australian Standards AS 4687-2007 for Temporary Fencing and Hoardings. For further information please visit our site here.

Temporary Security Options

Applications for these rental barriers include securing temporary tenancies (such as pop-up shops), providing temporary security when the main perimeter door to a premises is damaged and not functioning  or awaiting service or repair, providing security to new premises when the main perimeter door is not yet installed due to fit out or manufacturing delays; securing temporary designated retail areas in shopping centres such as Christmas or Easter decorations or promotions; providing temporary hoarding during fit out of new premises or for building and construction sites; resolving short term OH+S concerns; temporary events, exhibitions and public engagements and many more similar situations. The above photograph shows approximately 40 lineal metres of expandable barriers for hire currently being used by Samsung at Westfield Parramatta in Sydney to secure their temporary pop-store.


Contact Us Today

For further information on ATDC’s rental expandable barriers and expandable barriers for hire please contact the company toll free on 1800 657 435 from anywhere in Australia or visit the company’s website.

ATDC Installs Security Shutters in Apartment Complex near Bondi Beach

The Australian Trellis Door Company™ (ATDC™)’s Security365™ security shutters were recently installed in an apartment complex near Bondi Beach to assist a couple in preserving their exceptional views.

ATDC’s customer had been living in their new home for a couple of years yet were not using their patio area as much as they would have liked for privacy reasons as well as due to both the heat of the sun in the mornings as well as the glare coming in off the beach.

Security365™ – Security Shutters

ATDC’s bi-folding, aluminium external Security365™ security shutters were the ideal solution for a number of reasons. When locked and closed the stylish security shutters provide the privacy and security the customer requires as well as assisting in blocking out the glare and summer heat. The shutter blades can be adjusted to control and regulate the optimum amount of sunlight and breeze and with a detachable flyscreening facility as an optional extra to keep out those pesky mosquitoes and flies.  As these marine grade security shutters have an anodised aluminium finish and a UV resistant powder coated overcoat, they are perfect for external applications and do not warp, crack, tarnish or fade, providing protection from the wind and rain. For more information visit ATDC’s website here.

Security Rated and Tested

When unlocked and open, ATDC’s bi-folding Security365™ security shutters fold completely out of the way thereby maintaining uninterrupted views for this very satisfied customer. These premium grade security shutters are security rated and tested under the security provisions AS5039 and AS5040 of the Australian Standards and are accordingly the ultimate security and lifestyle product all rolled into one. For further information on this high security product see the article here.

Available in Sydney and Melbourne

Now sold in the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan markets, ATDC’s Security365™ security shutters are soon to be available in both the Brisbane and Perth markets. For further information contact ATDC toll free from anywhere in Australia on 1800 657 435 or visit ATDC’s website here.

What are the Best Security Doors

What Makes a Security Door Great?

When shopping for a domestic or commercial security door, you want to find a product that will offer you the very best safety and security for your property. Finding such products can be a difficult task for people who aren’t familiar with the finer points of security systems.

If you’re looking for a checklist of the most important things to look for in a security door, read on. We’ll tell you all about security doors and what makes them great.

Only Choose Doors That Comply with National Standards

Any security door that you choose should comply with Australian Standards 5039-2008. Any product that adheres to these industry standards will have undergone a number of tests to demonstrate its ability to withstand potential break-ins.

Under the Australian standards for sliding security doors, only three tests are applicable; including the pull, anti-jimmy and dynamic impact tests.

Some Key Features

High-end security screens will generally have a full frame, a triple contact locking mechanism and be constructed with a strong material such as steel. Make sure that any security protection you buy is made using the very best materials and the strongest metals.

Look for Australian Made Products

Don’t settle for cheap imports when you’re in the market for a security door. Imported security systems from countries such as China or Sri Lanka are likely to be made of inferior materials. They are also less likely to have undergone any sort of industry grade testing. Purchasing these cheap alternatives is never a good option, potentially putting your property at risk.

Instead, always go for Australian made products from Australian owned companies. Not only is the final product likely to be far superior, but you will also be supporting a home-grown brand and the domestic economy.

Residential Properties

Are you are looking for a door for your residential property? Look for doors that will allow ventilation, breeze and daylight to pass through the doors without compromising security. You want something that won’t make your home look like a compound while ensuring the safety of your building. Going for a door with great ventilation will also allow cool breezes to flow through your home, making it more enjoyable for everyone.

Commercial Properties

For commercial properties, you will want a security door with slightly different properties. The better security doors will be those that can span longer openings easily, without compromising security. Ideally, these doors should be able to slide completely out of the way during trading hours, ensuring that customers feel welcome in your store. After closing hours, they should drape across your building and send a strong message to intruders!

The Australian Trellis Door Company™ has a wide range of security doors for all kinds of properties. Contact us to speak to find out more today or call our toll free number on 1800 657 435.

ATDC Supplies Expandable Security Doors for Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre

The Australian Trellis Door Company™ (ATDC™) has recently supplied its high quality expandable security doors at the recently opened government funded Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC) in Queensland.

Working with specifying architects LiquidBlu out of Brisbane, ATDC designed and installed a large 10 metre wide S08 curved expandable security door to suit the curved contours of the ARC’s entry area. For further information on the S08 model door please visit ATDC’s website here.

Expandable Security Door Features

This expandable security door features multiple intermediate up/down locking mechanisms to assist in creating a seamless effect when combined with the absence of any floor tracking at all. The powdercoated finish specified by LiquidBlu Architects was a Precis Dark Bronze from the Akzo Nobel –Interpon powdercoat range (Colour code YY20BA) which carries a 20 year warranty.

ATDC worked closely with the project managers for the job, Hutchinsons Builders, in ensuring all levels and support structures were correct and adequate to provide a functional and working door closure.

Our Range of Security Doors

Suitable for commercial, industrial and residential applications, ATDC now sells its expandable security doors in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Geelong, Newcastle and all regional centres across the country. Further ATDC currently exports its expandable security doors to Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and throughout the Asia Pacific, South East Asia, The UAE and the Pacific Islands. For further information on ATDC’s range of commercial expanding security doors visit ATDC’s website here.

For more information on ATDC’s extensive range of expandable security doors please visit their website at or contact ATDC toll free from anywhere in Australia on 1800 657 435.


ATDC Completes Installation of Security Scissor Gates for H&M in Perth

The Australian Trellis Door Company™ (ATDC™) has recently completed an installation of its premium grade high security scissor gates for global retail brand, H&M in Perth. Sweden’s H&M Group is one of the world’s leading fashion companies with 161 000 employees and featuring 4400 stores in 65 countries. The specifying architect on the job was The Buchan Group while the project manager and builder was Valmont.

Heavy Duty Scissor Gates

ATDC installed its heavy duty steel scissor gates to the H&M storefront entry as a security measure to prevent break and entry into the high fashion store. Finished in a high gloss white powdercoated finish, the bi-parting scissor gate retracts to both sides of the opening forming a neat compact stacking size each end of approximately 15% of the overall span. With its open grille design, ATDC’s scissor gate permits maximum through vision at night (maximizing the display of the merchandise) while providing the security the retailer is seeking. During trading hours however the scissor gate occupies a very compact storage area making it virtually invisible and un-noticeable. For further information on ATDC’s commercial range of scissor gates visit our website here.

The height of the security scissor gate at H&M Perth is 3600mm and this required the use of heavy duty low friction industrial grade wheel carriages with metal bearings to allow the curtain to slide and operate  effortlessly and ensuring its functional integrity and longevity. Being top hung and weighing approximately 13 kg/sqm, the installation required the heavy duty extruded top track of the scissor gate be suspended directly below a continuous suspended steel beam which runs the entire span of the opening including in the storage area to support the weight of the scissor gate. For further information on ATDC’s heavy duty scissor gate installed H&M Perth visit our page here.

Security Doors in Perth

ATDC sells its scissor gates not only in Perth but also in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as all regional centres across Australia including Newcastle, Geelong, Townsville.  ATDC’s scissor gates are exported to Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, throughout South East Asia and the Asia Pacific as well as the Pacific Islands and the UAE. For further information on ATDC’s export markets visit our website here.

For more information on ATDC’s extensive range of commercial, industrial and residential scissor gates visit ATDC’s website at  or contact ATDC toll free on 1800 657 435 from anywhere in Australia.

ATDC Lockable Plantation Shutters are built for Durability

The Australian Trellis Doors Co’s (ATDC™) premium grade Security365™ lockable plantation shutters are extremely durable and weather resistant.

ATDC’s Security365™ lockable plantation shutters are fabricated from marine grade aluminium and have a weather and water  resistant natural anodised finish As such they can be installed in damp, moist, wet areas of your home such as bathroom windows immediately adjacent to taps , washbasins and showers and also to your kitchen windows right  alongside your sink, even installations on the external to your home or business in an environment completely exposed to the elements (such as sun, wind, storm or rain)  present no threat of degradation to your plantation shutters.

Lockable & Long-Lasting

The lockable plantation shutters will not warp, crack, shrink or fade and the longevity of these lockable plantation shutters is enhanced by a professional ultra violet resistant powdercoated finish. Make a selection from ATDC’s extensive range of Dulux powdercoated finishes to get a finished product that blends in to the colour scheme of your home or business. For more information read our article at here.

Security Plantation Shutters – The Lifestyle Benefits

These are just a few of the many lifestyle benefits of ATDC’s world class Security365™ lockable plantation shutters which are now being sold widely across both Sydney and Melbourne with plans for an imminent expansion into Australia’s remaining capital cities. Other lifestyle benefits include obvious fire advantages, privacy and shade as well as an innovative detachable flyscreen to keep those pesky mosquitoes and flies out. Preserve your views with a bi-folding multi-track option which allows the lockable plantation shutters to fold back to a negligible compact storage size so as  to be almost invisible and the adjustable louvres will allow you to control exactly how much breeze, light, sunshine or privacy you require for your purposes including controlling the afternoon glare. For more information read our article at here.

Contact Us Today!

With high security benefits provided by its patented multi-point locking mechanism, full metal frame and reinforced metal blades, ATDC’s Security365™ lockable plantation shutters are without peer, simply a class above the rest. For more information about our Plantation Shutters, visit our page here.

For more information contact ATDC on 1800 657 435 or visit ATDC’s website at


Where Can I Buy Security Doors?

Where Can I Buy Security Doors?

Security door providers are a dime a dozen in the current market, but not all companies are built the same. With a multitude of options available, it can be difficult to find a reputable supplier that you feel comfortable with.

Luckily, the team at The Australian Trellis Door Company™ have put together a small article to help you navigate the pool of potential competitors. By following a few simple steps, you’ll be able to find your perfect match, putting you well on the way to safeguarding your home or business.

Search the Web

The very first step in your search for a security door should be a detailed Google search. You shouldn’t just look for the first company that pops up on your search, but rather you should dig deep into forums, websites and review sites. Gathering information from as many sources as possible will help make your decision easier in the long run. Search for companies with a good reputation, a strong financial standing and an impressive warranty that you can rely on. This will help you make a great final decision.

Visit Their Showroom

You can narrow down your search using Google, but nothing beats physically visiting showrooms. By visiting various showrooms and assembly plants, you’ll start to get an idea of how companies operate and just what they have to offer.

You want to look for successful manufacturers that produce great products and deliver friendly customer service. Serious security door companies should be prepared and ready to show visitors around their showroom, providing a great atmosphere for potential customers.

At The Australian Trellis Door Company™, we always ensure that visitors walk away with a wealth of knowledge about our products and our company culture.

Look for Established Companies

Turn away from the typical “one-man shows” that the security industry has become renowned for. These shady operators have garnered a poor reputation in industry circles for bad workmanship and questionable business practices. We cannot stress enough that it is always advisable to choose a well-known, well-trusted security door and screen manufacturer.

Try to find companies that have been in business longer than the warranty on their products. These companies are more likely to be dependable and legitimate than newer, unknown companies.

Speak to the Team at ATDC

The Australian Trellis Door Company™ has always strived towards excellence and we have been achieving it for more than 30 years. Our range of extendable shutter doors are considered to be among the finest Australia has ever seen. With our tireless work ethic, top of the range products and commitment to customer service, we are one of the industry leaders in our field.

With locations Australia wide, ATDC is a great option for security doors wherever you are in the country. Contact us today to speak to our expert team. For more information, call ATDC toll-free on 1800 657 435.